Carr Green Lane, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 3LT
Our School Council is a team dedicated to listening to everyone so that our school community is a place where each person feels happy and cared for.
We meet together weekly and we've been recognised by Ofsted as being very effective in contributing to the running of the school.
If you would like to make any suggestions please speak to a class councillor.
Each class has an ideas box for class members to post into. These are then discussed and voted on to take forward to Mr Segar and Mr Mashinter. Here are some of the topics that we have covered this year.
Restorative approach – Withinfields Primary School Assembly - School Council were invited to take the assembly at Withinfields Primary School. We showed the film about our schools Restorative approach to behaviour. We had an excellent time and the children communicated really how we sort out conflict at Carr Green Primary. The school loved what we said and now they are doing the Restorative Approach.
Piece Hall Visit - We agreed as a school council that a visit to the New Piece Hall would be a great idea. We wanted to find out about local history and current exciting changes to our area. An assembly of the whole school was arranged to communicate all of the exciting learning that took place and we accompanied this with photographs.
The Library - School Council changed the use of the library as children had used the ideas box to communicate they often don’t get the opportunity to read the books. There is a new soft space the whole school now get the opportunity to use the space.
In School - The Lounge space has been created for the whole school to use. We use the space for our School Council meetings. We decided to ask the wider School for suggestions for the name of the new space and the name The Lounge was suggested which we all agreed was a great name.
Parking - We joined with the local residents to try and find solutions to the parking problems at Chapel Croft and Carr Green Lane. School Council put together a questionnaire for local residents to express the difficulties they experience at School drop off and pick up times. Please see the letter here that we delivered to all the houses surrounding our school that are affected by the parking.
We had a special visit form the Mayor & Mayoress of Calderdale who came to our assembly. He told us about his role and what it is like to be the Lord Mayor. In our assembly we discussed the word Democracy and learnt that it means that everyone has a right to have their say. We discussed the role of our MP and the work councillors do in Brighouse and Rastrick.
We had a question and answer session and the Mayor answered some fantastic questions.
What has been the highlight of being Mayor so far?
Meeting lots of interesting people in the community and visiting schools and going to concerts especially the Remembrance Concert at Halifax Minister.
Have you met the Queen? Not personally but has been at an event where she was there.
Do you have to wear the chain all the time? Only when out on engagements as Mayor.
Is it made of gold? Yes and is 100 years old and is a privilege to wear it.
We had our photograph taken with the Mayor & Mayoress & they had a tour of our school.